UI Announces Accelerated Breeding for Hard White Spring and Winter Wheat
In the coming five years, the Aberdeen wheat breeding program will devote 50% of its resources on hard white spring and winter wheat, 20% on soft white spring, and 30% on hard red spring and winter as well as specialty wheat such as waxy and biofuel wheat. Development of a soft winter wheat variety will be conducted through collaborative efforts with the wheat breeding program in Moscow.
Idaho Annual Crop Production All wheat planted in Idaho totaled 1.27 million acres, down 4 percent from 2013. Area harvested, at 1.20 million acres, is down 5 percent from the previous year. All wheat production totaled 93.7 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 78.4 bushels per acre, down 3.8 bushels from 2013.